Skip to Content

Dark Chocolate Bark & Pomegranate Recipe

You will love this recipe Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates. It’s only three ingredients and super easy to make. It’s a combination of sweet and tart with a touch of salty.

It also looks beautiful for holiday entertaining and makes a great hostess gift.

Dark Chocolate Bark makes a great Christmas Gift. in gift tin.

(Posts on The Ponds Farmhouse may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. See the full disclosure details here.)

Holiday Treat Exchange

Today’s recipe is part of Jen at Midwest Life & Style, Cookie/Treat Exchange Blog Hop. You will find so many great recipes to make this holiday season.

If you are joining me from Jen at Tater Tots and Jello, thanks for stopping by. I know you loved Jen’s Oreo recipe ideas.

Recipe Dark Chocolate Bark

This recipe for Dark Chocolate bark substitutes peppermint candy with fresh pomegranates. Plus, the addition of pistachio nuts adds the perfect sweet and salty flavor.

This recipe only requires a microwave to melt the chocolate.

Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each session until the chocolate is smooth.

Melt chocolate in microwave

Dark Chocolate Bark Ingredients

There are only 3 ingredients to make this tasty candy.

  • 16 oz. Dark Chocolate Semi-sweet Block
  • 3/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pistachio Nut (salted)
Pomegranate & Pistachio Nut Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe for Christmas Entertaining.

After melting the chocolate, add 1/2 of the pomegranate seeds and pistachio nuts to the chocolate. Then stir until well mixed.

Add ingredients to melted dark chocolate

Then, spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth with a spatula until the mixture is approx. 1/4 inch thick.

Dark Chocolate Bark pressed into baking sheet.

Next, pour the remaining fruit and nuts over the dark chocolate bark.

Pomegranate & Pistachio Nut Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe for Christmas Entertaining.

Finally, use a spoon or spatula to gently press the topping into the chocolate bark. Place the bark in the freezer for approx. thirty minutes or until it is firm enough to break.

Press pistachio and pomegranates into dark chocolate bark

Prepare Dark Chocolate Bark for Storage

Bring by breaking the frozen chocolate into bite-size pieces. Place in an air-tight storage container and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It keeps well for 1-2 weeks, depending on the freshness of the pomegranates.

Pomegranate & Pistachio Nut Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe for Christmas Entertaining.

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate & Pistachio Bark Gift

Finally, if you plan to gift your bark, you can place it in a gift container.

Dark Chocolate Bark with pomegranate and pistachio nuts recipe.

If the gift container isn’t airtight, wrap it with press and seal wrap and store it in a refrigerator until just before gifting.

Pomegranate & Pistachio Nut Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe for Christmas Entertaining.

Click Image for Details

Yield: 12 servings

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates & Pistachio Recipe

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates & Pistachio Recipe

Easy 3 ingredient candy great for the holidays.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes


  • 16 oz. dark chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts (salted)


Melt the Chocolate Bar in Microwave Safe Bowl at 30-second intervals stirring between each until the chocolate is smooth.

Chop salted pistachio nuts

Remove seeds from the pomegranate

Mix 1/2 of the nuts and pomegranate seeds into the melted hot chocolate

Stir until smooth.

Spread the mixture into a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Use a spatula to smooth until approx. 1/4 inch thick.

Sprinkle the remaining nuts and seeds over the top of the chocolate bark.

Use a spoon or spatula to press them into the top of the chocolate

Place in freezer for approx. 30 minutes

Remove from the freezer and break into bite-size pieces.

Store in airtight container and keep in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks


Use fresh pomegranate seeds to prolong storage. I recommend using a fresh pomegranate and removing the seeds instead of buying the seeds already removed.

If placing in a gift container, add a protective press & seal wrap to ensure the package is airtight, and keep it in the refrigerator until just before serving or gifting.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Thanks for stopping by, but don’t leave because Michele from Vintage Home Designs is next sharing her Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies.

Christmas Cookies and Holiday Treats

Are you looking to add some new recipes to your holiday rotation this year? Click on the links below to go to each post and see more.

Midwest Life And Style – Peanut Butter Balls | Cottage On Bunker Hill – Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | White Lilac Farmhouse – No Bake Christmas Cookies | Cottage In The Mitten – Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

My Family Thyme – Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies | Eleanor Rose Home – Christmas Monster Cookies | Pasha Is Home – Christmas Fudge | Tatertots And Jello – Holiday Dipped Oreo Cookies

The Ponds Farmhouse – Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark | Vintage Home Designs – Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies | Our Tiny Nest – Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies | Bricks ‘n Blooms – Tiger Butter Fudge

The Tattered Pew – Daddy’s Molasses Cookies | Open Doors Open Hearts – Cinnamon Sugar Pecans | WM Design House – Cinnamon Popcorn | She Gave It A Go – Holiday Punch

Pin It To Remember It

Did you find some great ideas you’d like to save for future reference? Hover over the images you’d like to save and pin to your favorite Pinterest Boards when you see the PIN button.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates and Pistachios great for holiday entertaining.

Michelle |Thistle Key Lane

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

I can't believe I never thought of adding pomegranate seeds to chocolate bark. This sound so delicious Rachel! Pinning!


Friday 9th of December 2022

Michelle, The combination is amazing. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

This looks delicious Rachel! So easy and so pretty too!


Friday 9th of December 2022

Heidi, It is so easy.


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

I’m not a fan of peppermint so I love this recipe with the poms! Sounds so yummy and looks delicious too! Happy hopping with you, friend! 💛


Friday 9th of December 2022

Kim You will love the combination.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 6th of December 2022

I have to make these for my son...he loves dark chocolate & pomegranate seeds


Friday 9th of December 2022

Jennifer, It's very tasty.


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

Oh yum, Rachel. I love anything chocolate and your holiday bark looks so delicious! I pinned it to my holiday dessert board and can't wait to try it. Thank you for joining me on today's hop.

Merry Christmas!


Friday 9th of December 2022

Jen, Thanks for including me.

Skip to Recipe